I considered writing one giant post about what there is to do in Pittsburgh this summer, but it ended up being so jam-packed with fun that I’m happy to spread it out into a monthly update. Looking for cool, fun, kooky, silly, and just plain awesome things to do in The ‘Burgh for adults and kids alike? Here’s the ones that caught our eye for Pittsburgh this June.
Embrace Your Inner Artist- at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. With free admission, plenty of kid-friendly fun including hand-on activities, live performances, and tons of food, the 10 day festival is super popular with folks from one to 101! June 3-12 from 12pm-8pm.
Get a Taste of the City- with Flavor of Pittsburgh: Food Culture Tour. The four-hour tour takes guests to popular Pittsburgh restaurants and foodie shops and there’s enough food on the tour for an entire meal! Friday June 3 & 17. Tour begins at 9:45am at Station Square.
Because Pittsburgh Is Famous for its Pickles?- at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the GAMMA Pickleball Classic. The three-day competition is open to players of all skill levels and prides itself on bering one of the premier tournaments in the U.S. June 3-5.
Take a Walk Through Market Square- in the Free Friday Walking Tour. The one-hour tour showcases well-known downtown buildings and gives fun facts about the city. Friday, June 3rd from 12pm-1pm. Meet at PNC Triangle Park.
Check Out Why Soup Can Art Is so Beautiful- at The Warhol Free Community Day & Public Opening. Free admission in celebration of the opening of Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei. June 3rd from 10am-10pm.
Salute Penn Brewery’s 30th- with a Throwback Weekend. A Microbrew Fest, 80’s biergarten bash, and all around salute to delicious brews. June 3rd & 4th.
Hone Your Downward Facing Dog- with a yoga session every Sunday morning through summer. The free event will help you get in shape or stay in shape if you’re one of the lucky ones. Free admission and any skill level may attend. Sundays beginning June 3rd at 10am in Market Square.
Because Science Is Awesome- with Café Scientifique at Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. Adults can get together and chat all things science with experts in a pub-style atmosphere- all with free admission. June 6th. Doors open at 6pm, program from 7pm-9pm.
And Because Adults Love an Excuse to Act like a Kid- Carnegie Science Center also offers a great deal with Grown-Up Day every Tuesday from 10am-5pm. Guests 65 years and older receive admission for only $5, Omnimax films for an additional $5 and a special grown-up coffee break from 10am-11am. Every Tuesday from 10am-5pm.
Wee Ones Like to Learn about Pittsburgh, Too– with Hop into History: Amusement Park Adventures at Heinz History Center in The Strip. Children ages 2-5 and their parents and care givers will spend nearly an hour learning about roller coasters and amusement parks, and they’ll have a blast learning through singing, dancing, and games. Admission is free for children ages 2-5 and adults pay regular admission. June 8th at 10:30am.
Spooky is Fun– with Haunted Pittsburgh Downtown Ghost Tours. Learn all about Pittsburgh’s spooky, kooky, grisly, and gruesome past every Friday & Saturday beginning in late May. Participants meet at the City-County Building and admission is $15. Every Friday & Saturday in June. Tours run for 90 minutes and begin at 7pm.
Check out Where Batman Hung Out- in the Lights, Camera, Pittsburgh! Official Movie Tour. Known as the “Hollywood of the East”, this Pittsburgh Tours and More three-hour tour will take you to all of the spots you’ve seen in Pittsburgh-filmed movies including “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Inspector Gadget”, and “Jack Reacher”. 10am-1pm June 11th. Meet at Duquesne Incline.
Drummers Have Always Been Cool- especially when it comes to Fife and Drum. Listen to 18th Century music, and learn about how it affected Fort Pitt life. The Fort Pitt Fife and Drum Corps will be on site from noon through 4pm and will perform continuously. Free with paid museum admission. June 11th from noon-4pm.
Kids Now Have a Real Reason to Run around Market Square- with Tuesdays in Market Square: Kids Play. There’ll be crafts, stories, and special guests, kids can plant their own tree one week, see how cartoons come to life the next, dance with the symphony and ballet, and even get up close to a real fire truck. Tuesdays beginning June 14th.
Go to a Garden Party- at Mattress Factory. A free day for all ages, the Garden Party is filled with fun including a hula hooping workshop, face painting, dancing, playing, and all-around merriment. June 19th from 1pm-5pm.
Because You’ve always Wanted to Skateboard in Downtown Pittsburgh and not Get a Ticket– then OpenStreetsPGH is the way to go! Penn Ave. is closed for a few hours and it’s all about having fun with friends and family., Bring your bike or skateboard and your fun hats! Sunday, June 26th from 9am-1pm.
It’s In the Ketchup- meet at Station Square for a “Culture to Ketchup” Molly’s Trolleys Sightseeing Tour to learn all about the popular areas of town that makes folks keep coming back. There’s also a behind the scenes tour of the Duquesne Incline and a fun way to learn about Pittsburgh’s rich history. Weekends in June. Friday & Sunday – 12:45 p.m. & Saturday – 10:00 a.m.